In 1962, during the first adult coloring book craze, Khrushchev’s Top Secret Coloring Book hit the shelves to take a stab at the Russian leader. Written by Gene Shalit and drawn by EC Comics and Mad Magazine superstar Jack Davis, it paints a hilarious picture of world politics of the day. (Note: this material is also included as part of the book Cold War Coloring.)
8.5″x11″, 24 pages, black and white paperback, list price $6.00.
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Are you going to have a Jewish baby, and do you need a name… or just some laughs? Then this book is for you!
New York Times best-selling book creator Bill Adler teams up with Mad Magazine‘s killer team of Arnie Kogen and Mort Drucker to deliver not only over 300 possible names for your little blessing, but also an explanation of what strange or interesting sort of person you’ll get if you give them that name! Peppered with more than 50 of Drucker’s great illustrations, this is perfect book to use as a gift, or to whomp spiders with! Just buy it!
6″x9″, 120 pages, black and white on cream paper, paperback, list price $9.99 US.
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For anyone who makes comics or wants to, here is a collection of sample scripts from some of the best and brightest folks in the comic book business. Includes a Marvel-style plot from Cyborg creator Marv Wolfman, full scripts from Neil Gaiman (Miracleman), Kurt Busiek (Astro City), Trina Robbins, Nat Gertler (including the finished art by Steve Lieber), Greg Rucka (Whiteout), Dwayne McDuffie (Deathlok), and Kevin Smith (Jay & Silent Bob). Plus a drawn script by Jeff Smith for his Bone tie-in series Rose! Each script is introduced either by the writer or by About Comics publisher Nat Gertler.
- Anything you’ve ever wanted to know about comic scriptwriting is in here – Savant
- It’s an attractive package put together by comics writer Nat Gertler, and it’s welcome, indeed. GRADE: A – Comics Buyer’s Guide
- There aren’t many books that pass for “invaluable references” in our field, but this qualifies. – Steven Grant, writer of Two Guns
- The book is fantastic, containing actual scripts in their purest form. Even if you’re not a comic book person, you’ll learn a lot and be entertained… There’s a lovely feeling of peeking backstage that you get with these scripts. – Jane Espenson, consulting producer and writer, Once Upon a Time; writer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Battlestar Galactica
List price: $19.95
Paperback: 200 pages
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
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(Wholesale note: while Panel One is subject to the same wholesale and shipping terms as other About Comics paperbacks, it needs to be ordered separately and cannot be mixed in with the order.)